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Producer, Carlo Ponti, was born Carlo Fortunaro Pietro Ponti on Dec 11, 1912 in Magenta, Italy. Ponti died at the age of 94 on Jan 10, 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland and was laid to rest in Cimitero di Magenta Cemetery in Lombardia, Lombardia, Italy.



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, Happy Birthday, 1912-2007 (2)

By C. S. Williams on Dec 11, 2013 From Classic Film Aficionados

From b-movies to social-dramas, actioners and comedies produced in excess of 150 movies, (more than 20 films with Dino De Laurentiis, as Ponti-De Laurentiis Cinematografica) over the course of his 6-decade career; some not so good, but some were just??absolutely??brilliant! Executive Pr... Read full article

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Earned a law degree from the University of Milan. Practiced law in Milan in the late 1930s.

Founded the production company "Ponti-De Laurentiis" together with Dino De Laurentiis, which produced Toto in Color (1953), the first Italian movie in color.

Got to know his future wife Sofia Villone Scicolone at the "Miss Rome" competition and gave her the stage name Sophia Loren (1952).

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